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Though some may criticize Capcom for milking its franchises, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is a remake done right. The original gameplay is faithfully recreated, the only changes related to gameplay addressing the original's minor flaws. Meanwhile, Capcom goes above and beyond with the new Vile mode, an additional difficulty level, remixed music, a thirty minute animation, and the Mega Man Powered Up demo. Even better, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X carries an MSRP of $29.99, $10 less than most new PSP games. And considering Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is one of best games to hit the PSP thus far, and no self-respecting fan of the blue bomber should be without it, that's just icing on the cake.
It's better than the original in every way.
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is a remake done the right way. It retains everything that made the original classic, while adding enough new elements to entice players to return for one more run through. Add to that the $30 price point, and you have one of the better PSP games available right now and one you shouldn’t miss out on.
This is a great game. It doesn't matter that there wasn't really a reason for it to be made. Would you ignore a bag full of money if it fell out of the sky just because one just like it already fell out of the sky last week? Would you turn down a beautiful girl who asked you to go to a movie out of the blue with no reason whatsoever, TWICE? If a billionaire said he'd pay you 2 million dollars to read comic books all day, , instead of the agreed-upon 1 million, would you give him the finger? OF COURSE NOT!!! SO PLAY THE GAME!!!
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X is the real deal. Going through all 4 modes (X and Vile, both on Normal and Hard) can take 8-10 hours, and the extras are worth it, too: a demo of Capcom's other Blue Bomber remake, Mega Man: Powered Up, and a well-produced 25-minute animated movie (detailing the events that lead up to the game) unlocked upon completing the game once. With wonderful aesthetics, some cool extra features, a budget price-point ($30 or so), and short loading times, Maverick Hunter X is one of the most pleasant experiences on the PSP.
A few months back, we interviewed Maverick Hunter X's director Tatsuya Kitabayashi and Mega Man's creator, Keiji Inafune. Mr. Inafune explained that one of the reasons that Capcom decided to produce these PSP remakes was to remind people why Mega Man was so great to begin with. Well, Maverick Hunter X has certainly done the trick. It's easily one of the best games available for the PSP, and it might even earn the Blue Bomber a few more fans. And if you're still scoffing at the idea of a remake being the first Mega Man title for PSP, at least this visually enhanced, bonus filled game is better than the couple of GBA games that were slapped onto the same cart that Capcom released on another recent portable system.
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X prooves that retro-gaming can be more than re-releasing and milking old games. The fantastic gameplay is still there, but got added with a bunch of fun extras and overthrown with a modern graphical sauce that looks incredibly nice on the PSP! Add to that the nice movies and especially the extra character Vile, and you've go
While the PSP is certainly not a stranger to remakes and ports Maverick Hunter X is simply more than just your average cut-and-paste job. Capcom has taken an extra step in ensuring that this is more than a quick remake with flashier graphics. Throw in a demo of the upcoming MegaMan Powered Up complete with game sharing abilities so you can send the demo to friends and you have a MegaMan package more than worthy of its $30 price tag. If this is the level of quality we can expect from Capcom on the PSP, then I can say nothing more than bring on the games. Easily the best 2D side scroller to reach a handheld since Castlevania for the DS, a must buy for PSP owners.
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is a faithful remake of the 1993 SNES game that began the X series. Although the series eventually ran out of steam, X got it off to a good start and was a wise choice for PSP’s first Mega Man game. Since Capcom gave it a new splash of paint, remixed the music and added a few extras, rookies as well as veterans should appreciate the update. Furthermore, PSP owners longing for a good side-scrolling platform title need to look no further.
Remakes are difficult to rate; repackagings even harder. Irregular Hunter falls into both categories, being such an exact remake in so many ways that it almost feels like a repackaged version of the original. And how can a repackaging be justified? The answer here is the PSP itself, being in such dire need of a solid release as this, the technology it makes available that the SNES obviously didn’t: high-resolution character portraits and of course the 3D graphics. As a $50 PS2 release, this would have been nearly unacceptable. But 30 for a portable version, that plays as well as this one does, is wonderful. Hopefully the rest of the X games follow.
Game Informer Magazine
There's some slowdown that mars the game from time to time, but it's the only noticeable flaw in an otherwise impressive restart to the franchise.
It's interesting that Mega Man Maverick Hunter X would turn out to be the first side-scrolling action game on the PSP, given the genre's continued success on other handhelds. If anything, Maverick Hunter X proves that games like this one can still be impressive in this day and age when given the proper treatment and care. Whether you're a veteran Mega Man player or a newcomer to the series, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is worth checking out.
Cheat Code Central
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X is a good game but it lacks replay value. Hardcore gamers could blast through this in a day so they should be advised to rent it. Beginners and intermediate gamers may find this to be a severely difficult game even on the easiest settings and they are likely to get the most out of it as they progress one level at a time over a few weeks. Regardless of your gaming status, if you own a PSP you have to check out Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X - just for the fun of it.
Even so, half the time you spend with Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is retread. That leaves you to consider the source material, and how much you liked it. If you’ve always been a fan of running, jumping and blasting your way through futuristic cities and wildlife, that all remains as much fun as it ever was. However, some people just never really cared for this sort of game. For them, nothing of any significance has changed. At the end of the day, this is a game for anyone who wants an action-packed romp through 13 stages of mayhem. If you hate remakes and you want to complain, save your breath for the games that deserve to be ridiculed. This one doesn’t.
Trata-se de ótima oportunidade de conhecer o início da série X, quando ainda era um game 2D. Mesmo quem já tenha experimentado o original, as adições, como um personagem jogável inédito, pode ser um bom incentivo para revisitar a luta de X, Zero e Sigma.
Harte Bossfights, fordernde Levels, coole Optik – Maverick Hunter X hat alles, was der MegaMan-Fan braucht! Das Remake, ganz nebenbei übrigens der erste Sidescroller für die PSP, bietet klassische 2D-Action im modernen 3D-Gewand und fabelhaftes, anspruchsvolles, aber nie unfaires Leveldesign. 13 lange Jahre haben zwar unvermeidlicherweise ihre Spuren hinterlassen, aber der neue alte Mega Man spielt sich angenehm und konsequent oldschoolig, dank der modernen Grafik wähnt man sich allerdings in einem aktuellen Plattformer. Ein cooler Retro-Spaß, der Appetit auf das Ende des Monats erscheinende Powered Up macht - nichts für Anfänger, nichts für Nachdenker, nur etwas für wahre MegaMänner!
Game Informer Magazine
This update of Mega Man X for the SNES, like every other Mega Man game in recent memory (new or old), has its ups and downs. Fortunately, Maverick Hunter X flies high a lot more often than it falls into the spike trap of doom, and comes out as a solid, enjoyable 2D action title. Most importantly, the soul of the SNES title has been preserved. All of the tight, fast action of the original game is present in this effort. It’s just as entertaining to go around powering up X and defeating evil robots as it was 13 years ago. Even if you’ve beaten the original to death as I have, it’s worth another go since all of the upgrade pieces have been relocated throughout the tweaked levels.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Aside from a little disappointment, Maverick Hunter X is an enormous success. There's enough new here for anyone who adores the original, and the nearly flawless gameplay quality carries this for new players. This is one that took some effort, and it all shows on screen.
In terms of gameplay, Capcom didn't mess around too much with established formula. It still feels and plays like the original you've come to cherish. All the moves from the "X" universe make it intact, including the wall jump, charge shot and dash. One of the cooler aspects, the hidden armor and weapon upgrades, are also back in full form. What is different, however, is where you'll find these items. Developers have changed their locations, so you'll have to relocate them. This, of course, means you'll wind up entering and re-entering levels in a different order than before, since certain upgrades are only accessible once you've collected specific items.
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X adds a surprising amount of fresh content to an old hero. Despite its quirks, this is a satisfying handheld platformer. Mega, indeed.
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Perhaps the best thing about Maverick Hunter X is that it shows that there are publishers committed to developing fresh, quality content specifically for the PSP. Yeah, it may be a remake, but we’d take a fresh remake over a bunch of cut down EA Sports ports any day of the week. We hope that Maverick Hunter X is the first of many high quality PSP exclusives – between this and Mega Man: Powered Up, it finally looks as though the PSP is beginning to differentiate itself from its home console brethren.
Capcom went all out on this remake and it shows. With all the extras included, this $29.99 title is more than worth its admission fee and a must have for all Mega Man fans.
Au final, sans pour autant égaler son illustre aîné, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X réalise une prestation fort convaincante et échappe à la principale difficulté d’un remake : celle de ne pas trahir l’œuvre originale. La substantielle moelle de Megaman X demeure intacte et seul le parti pris graphique pourra rebuter les plus « conservateurs». Toujours aussi nerveux et efficace, le soft alpaguera le joueur notamment grâce à son action continue et à un challenge particulièrement élevé. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X est un titre qui ravira tant les fans de la première heure que les non initiés et s’impose comme un titre de choix à posséder dans sa ludothèque PSP. Le petit droïde bleu n’est décidément pas prêt de rouiller !
Valeureux remake du mythique Mega Man X, cette version PSP garde en elle une grande partie des forces de l'opus Super Nintendo tout en adjoignant quelques modifications pour la plupart intéressantes et bien incrustées. Jouable, intense, et musicalement abouti, ce titre demeure l'un des jeux d'action les plus sympathiques sur la console de Sony, sans pour autant fasciner autant que son aîné. La froideur de la 3D, les ralentissements, et surtout la croix directionnelle peu précise jouent grandement dans cette légère dépréciation. Le robot n'a pas dit son dernier mot !
Like an annoying family member who just doesn't go away, the Mega Man franchise has been familiar to gamers for a long time; perhaps too long for some. So it was a wise choice for Capcom to debut the Blue Bomber on the PSP with one of his better titles; Mega Man X. But with so many underwhelming ports on the PSP already, is this one a worthwhile purchase?
While MHX isn't a definitive reinvention of a classic along the lines of Metroid: Zero Mission, it's a solid re-creation that's been given an exceptional audiovisual upgrade. Mega Man fans are the primary audience here, but anyone who appreciates a well-crafted action game should find something to like. Despite some control issues, MHX is a welcome break from clumsy 3D platformers that are simply too ambitious for the PSP to handle. Sure, it's a 13-year-old game, but it's still fun after all this time, and it looks better than ever.